After a car smashed into a tree in a horrific accident earlier this week, a fourth life has been claimed as another teenager has died in hospital.

After a car smashed into a tree in a horrific accident earlier this week, a fourth life has been claimed. As another teenager has died in hospital.

Fourth teenager dies: Nathan Cartwright, 18, was a front seat passenger in the Skoda Fabia when it lost control in Kingswinford, West Midlands on Tuesday evening and hit a tree. The driver of the car, Joshua Wilkes, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene. Along with Lucy Tibbetts, 16, and another 16-year-old.

News emerged on Sunday that Nathan had lost his fight for life and died as a cause of his extensive injuries in the horror smash. Tributes have been made to the four teenagers with people leaving flowers, wreaths and balloons at the site of the accident. Police issued a statement from Lucy’s mum which read. “Our beautiful baby has been taken from us. You were an inspiration Lulu, you made us smile when you yourself found it so hard to… not just a daughter, a true friend. Rest in Peace, no one can hurt you now.”

West Midlands Police said that officers had seen the car moments before the crash happened but did not pursue it. PC Chris Ridge, from the force’s collision investigation unit, previously said. “This is a devastating time for the families of those involved, and we have specially trained officers who are supporting them through this difficult time. The loss of these young lives is shocking and deeply upsetting for all involved. All families wish to have their privacy respected at this difficult time.

We’re still working through a number of lines of investigation. As we try to understand what happened and why.”


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